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3 He shall descend like showers
Upon the fruitful earth,
Spring in his path to birth:
Shall peace, the herald, go, And righteousness, in fountains,
From hill to valley flow.
The glories of Christ's kingdom. 1 HAIL, to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son! Hail, in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
To set the captive free;
And rule in equity.
To those who suffer wrong; To help the poor and needy,
And bid the weak be strong: To give them songs for sighing,
Their darkness turn to light, Whose souls, condemned and dying,
Were precious in his sight.
4 To him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vow's ascend;
A kingdom without end:
His covenant remove;
ANTIOCH. C. M.
* ARR. FROM GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL.
Justice shall guard his throne above, 1 Joy to the world! the Lord is come:
And peace abound below. Let earth receive her King;
4 To us a Child of hope is born, Let every heart prepare him room,
To us a Son is given; And heaven and nature sing.
The Wonderful, the Counselor, 2 Joy to the world! the Saviour reigns;
The mighty Lord of heaven. Let men their songs employ;
JOHN MORRISOX. While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains,
The Saviour's advent. Repeat the sounding joy.
1 HARK, the glad sound! the Saviour 3 No more let sin and sorrow grow,
comes, Nor thorns infest the ground;
The Saviour promised long; He comes to make his blessings flow
Let every heart prepare a throne, Far as the curse is found.
And every voice a song. 4 He rules the world with truth and grace, 2 He comes, the prisoner to release, And makes the nations prove
In Satan's bondage held; The glories of his righteousness,
The gates of brass before him burst,
The iron letters yield.
3 He comes, from thickest alms of vice Wonderful, Counselor.-Isa. 9: 6.
To clear the mental ray, 1 To us a Child of hope is born,
And on the eyes oppressed with night To us a Son is given;
To pour celestial day. Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind, Him, all the hosts of heaven.
The wounded soul to cure, 2 His name shall be the Prince of peace, And, with the treasures of his grace, For evermore adored;
To enrich the humble poor. The Wonderful, the Counselor,
5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of peace, The great and mighty Lord.
Thy welcome shall proclaim, 3 His power, increasing, still shall spread; , and heaven's eternal arches ring His reign no end shall know;
With thy beloved name.
2 Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shin
ing; Low lies his bed with the beasts of the
stall; Angels adore him, in slumber reclining,
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all. 3 Say, shall we yield him, in costly devo
tion, Odors of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the The star in the East.
ocean, 1 BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the morning,
mine? Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation; aid:
Vainly with gifts would his favor secure; Star of the East, the horizon adorning, Richer by far is the heart's adoration; Guide where our infant Redeeiner is laid. / Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
KLGIAALD HEDER. MISSIONARY CHANT. L. M.
HEINRICH CHRISTOPHER ZEUNER,
Adoring the holy Child. 1 ANGELS, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o'er all the earth Ye who sang creation's story, Now proclaim Messiah's birth:
Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King. 2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,
Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing; Yonder shines the infant light:
Come and worship, Worship Clirist, the newborn King.
Seek the great Desire of nations;
Come and worship,
Watching long in liope and fear,
Come and worship,
Dooined for guilt to endless pains, Justice now revokes the sentence, Mercy calls you,-break your chains:
Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King. 70
Justice najor guilt to ende repentance
3 Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
190 God incarnate. 1 HARK! the herald-angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild; God and sinners reconciled.” 2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumphs of the skies; With angelic hosts proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem." 3 Christ, by higbest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord; Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail, incarnate Deity! 4 Hail the heaven-born Prince of peace! Hail the Sun of righteousness! Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings.
Prince of peace. 1 BRIGHT and joyful is the morn, For to us a child is born; From the highest realms of heaven, Unto us a Son is given. 2 On his shoulder he shall bear Power and majesty, and wear, On his vesiure and bis thigh, Names most awful, names most high, 3 Wonderful in counsel he, Christ, the incarnate Deity; Sire of ages, ne'er to cease; King of kings, and Prince of peace, 4 Come and worship at his feet; Yield to him the homage meet; From the manger to the throne, Homage due to God alone.